Suddenly There is God

The Story of Our Lives in Sacred Scripture

By Veronica Mary Rolf

Foreword by Rowan Williams

Suddenly There is God

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  • Pages: 262
  • Publication Date: 10/9/2019
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Suddenly There is God

The Story of Our Lives in Sacred Scripture

By Veronica Mary Rolf

Foreword by Rowan Williams

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  • ISBN: 9781532674495
  • Pages: 262
  • Publication Date: 10/9/2019
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Suddenly There is God plunges us into the key stories of biblical characters who find themselves caught up in the divine-human drama. With unique insight, it relates these stories directly to the distinct stages of our own lives: being created, falling from grace, leaving the childhood ark, hearing God’s call, gaining freedom, embracing covenant, praying the psalms, learning forgiveness, choosing love, and expecting resurrection. The scenes unfold before our eyes like a riveting play or film, as we discover with astonishment how closely the progression of Old and New Testament stories reflects our own spiritual journey.

Packed with historical content and written with dramatic intensity, Suddenly There is God suggests contemplative ways for us to nurture an ardent expectation of encountering God. By identifying with the biblical characters—their conflicts, difficult choices, and realizations—we recognize how divine presence continually breaks into our own life story. This book is a valuable resource for clergy, students, and spiritual seekers who long to experience the drama of sacred Scripture as deeply personal revelation.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Veronica Mary Rolf has written a series of beautifully clear and direct meditations on how the biblical story traces our own developmental history and invites us to understand ourselves more deeply by reading ourselves into the text and the text into ourselves.”

— from the Foreword by Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury



Suddenly There is God is deeply scholarly, deeply accessible, deeply faithful, deeply scriptural, deeply poetic, deeply personal, deeply integrated, deeply readable, deeply converting, deeply catholic, and deeply connecting. For thirty years I have been selecting and forming people for ordination; if all they did was to read and digest this soigné book, their ministry and spirituality would be remarkable, and their sermons absolutely stunning!”

—David Wilbourne, Honorary Assistant Bishop of York



“Martin Buber said that the Bible is not a theology for us but an anthropology for God. With insightful interpretation of the texts, Veronica Mary Rolf shows us that it is an anthropology for us as well, revealing how God deals with humanity, from biblical characters to our own lives.”

—Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, Fischer Professor of New Testament, Emerita, Brite Divinity School



“Good literature introduces you to yourself. These insightful reflections do just that. Clear and compassionate. This book belongs on your coffee table where your friends and your children can chance upon it. Veronica Mary Rolf is a trustworthy mentor.”

—Ronald Rolheiser, OMI President, Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, Texas, and author of The Holy Longing

Contributors-

Veronica Mary Rolf
Rowan Williams

Bio(s)-

Veronica Mary Rolf is an independent scholar, master teacher of dramatic arts, and professional playwright. She is the author of An Explorer’s Guide to Julian of Norwich (2018) and Julian’s Gospel (2013), which won numerous awards, including a first place Catholic Press Association book award and the Nautilus Gold Medal for religion. Veronica lectures on scripture and spirituality, leads contemplative retreats, and writes on her websites: www.juliansvoice.com and www.veronicamaryrolf.com.

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